Go Wild for Life — Just slo­ga­neer­ing won’t help save plants, an­i­mals

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

KARACHI—Just slo­ga­neer­ing will not help with­stand the chal­lenge of il­licit trade of plants and an­i­mals but prac­ti­cal and strin­gent steps are re­quired to over­come ag­gra­vat­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions.

Cit­i­zens shar­ing their views on the World En­vi­ron­ment Day (WED) 2016 hov­er­ing across the globe with the theme of “Go Wild for Life,” said that ev­ery year the day was ob­served with high spirit and pro­grammes were held but to no avail.

“Forests are be­ing il­le­gally cut in the coun­try com­pelling an­i­mals to be­come ex­tinct and peo­ple to sus­tain neg­a­tive ef­fects of the en­vi­ron­ment”, said a cit­i­zen and stu­dent of en­vi­ron­men­tal stud­ies Naveed while talk­ing to this scribe.

He said that no doubt, Paris Agree­ment - gath­ered many coun­tries on a one plat­form to cope with the chal­lenge of Cli­mate Change yet ma­jor states which con­trib­uted more to car­bon diox­ide had to come on the same page for prag­matic mea­sures.

He said that it was the prime re­spon­si­bil­ity of the au­thor­i­ties con­cerned to stop this prac­tice for the healthy fu­ture of com­ing gen­er­a­tions.

Zahida, an un­e­d­u­cated cow­women ex­press­ing her views said that cows were the main source of mak­ing their living. Be­fore, she could go to fod­der her cows in the field next to her house but then that had been con­verted into hous­ing project. She said that it had be­come dif­fi­cult to pro­vide a fod­der rich of nu­tri­ents to her cows.

“It has be­come dif­fi­cult for me to con­tinue my liveli­hood be­cause the cows fall­ing sick within a short gap of days due to un­healthy food to them”, she said in a humble way.

Ma­hesh Ku­mar, a cit­i­zen, said that Pak­istan had rich forests a few decades ago and then it had lost many of them. He said that there should be aware­ness pro­grammes es­pe­cially for the youth as they could be made aware of their sur­round­ing cli­matic changes.

Ma­hesh said that ev­ery­thing which had been cre­ated had its role and an­i­mals were of them as they serve their role in liveli­hood op­por­tu­ni­ties and pro­vid­ing healthy nu­tri­ents like milk, sub­stance and ma­te­rial for medicines and other foods.—Agen­cies

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